recover damages

Definition of recover damages


  1. :  to get an amount of money that a court requires someone to pay to make up for injuring someone He may sue the company to recover damages for injuries caused by the device.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get back :  regain

    :  to bring back to normal position or condition

    :  rescue

damageplay damages
  1. :  loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation

    :  compensation in money imposed by law for loss or injury

    :  expense, cost

  1. :  to cause damage (see 1damage 1) to

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